Season 3 Episode 11 " The one with Teixeira"
We left our house at 2 am Thursday morning and were on a bus to the first conference with Elder and Hermana Teixeira. We had the chance to hear more about the general mission goals for this area of the world and to hear really great advice about how to be better leaders every single day. Then we spent the night in Montevideo with Hermana Livingston and Hermana Bredeson because on Friday we were having another conference with the Teixeiras. This time with half of the mission!! I had the chance to see a bunch of my mission friends and we received some amazing revelation to apply in ALL of our areas.
|The Salto crew Hermanas (Cowley,Wagner, Sierra, Me, Huntsman, Harker)|
One of the messages that I want to share was from Hermana Teixeira from afternoon. She talked with us about fear and about getting over our fears, not only in the mission but in life in general. She shared that as our Faith increases and we trust in God even more we are able to overcome our fear and in turn do amazing things. She shared an experience from her own life from when she got baptized. She is from Portugal and the missionaries were teaching her family and she explained that her father wanted each child to decide for themselves if they wanted to join the church. She was scared to say yes and to separate her family because of religion right after her family had already been separated.
However, a few years down the road missionaries were visiting her families home again one Monday night and while playing chess a new missionary asked her if she wanted to be baptized, at that moment she realized that she needed to use her Faith and she accepted.
I loved her story because she used her experience to show that we do not need to fear and that we can stand up for what we believe in. The new missionary was BRAVE to ask her to be baptized, she was BRAVE to say yes and they both showed EXTREME FAITH.
I think that is the most valuable lesson from this week - That as our Faith increases the possibilities do as well. It is incredible to see the difference that Faith can have in someones life. I have no doubt that when we act on our Faith it will bring miracles every single time.
|Hermana Wagner and I|
The other miracle from this week was Laura. Hermana Wagner was teaching her a little before I got to Fray Bentos but we had the chance to visit her and her family this week. Laura told us that she wanted to stop smoking and that she wants to come to church. I love watching people change their lives and get closer to God when they start to live his commandments. She is an example of Faith and of trusting Heavenly Father in all that she does.
Desafio/Challenge - So this week the challenge is to increase your FAITH in whatever way you can. We learned this week that you can do so through reading the scriptures, praying, and by loving others. Don't forget to write your experiences down. You maybe surprised at the lessons you will have learned.
Love you all ❤ I wish you the BEST headed into this new week!
Hermana Cassidy Sanovich
|We thought this said "Holy Bus" - We laughed for about 15 minutes!|
Yes, English is a struggle these days.